Netgear Warns Routers have Easily Exploitable Security Vulnerability
Netgear has confirmed through a statement on their website that several routers, including the R7000, R6400 and the R8000, have a security issue that could allow someone to take control of your router with just one click of a malicious link.
“Netgear is aware of the security issue #582384 that allows unauthenticated web pages to pass form input directly to the command-line interface,” the statement reads. “A remote attacker can potentially inject arbitrary commands which are then executed by the system.”
The routers infected include several of Netgear’s most popular models, including the “Nighthawk” series. Netgear has tested and confirmed that the following models are vulnerable:
Netgear is working on a production firmware version that will fix this vulnerability, but it is still in beta. You can download the beta version from this link for the R6400, R7000 and the R8000.
“Netgear is continuing to review our entire portfolio for other routers that might be affected by this vulnerability,” the Netgear team said in the statement. “If any other routers are affected by the same security vulnerability, we plan to release firmware to fix those as well.”